Famous Politics Quotes

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I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles De Gaulle

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.

Charles de Gaulle

I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.

Harold Macmillan, British prime minister (1957-1963)

I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.

Harold MacMillan

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

John Adams

I seldom think of politics more than 18 hours a day.

Lyndon B. Johnson

I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.

Newt Gingrich

I wish that all Americans would realize that American politics is world politics.

Theodore Roosevelt

If American politics does not look to you like a joke, a tragic dance; if you have enough blindness left in you, on any plea, on any excuse, to vote for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party (for at present machine and party are one), or for any candidate who does not stand for a new era, -- then you yourself pass into the slide of the magic-lantern; you are an exhibit, a quaint product, a curiosity of the American soil. You are part of the problem.

John Jay Chapman

If knowledge is power, informatics is politics. Rearranging our systems of knowledge will by necessity rearrange our systems of politics.

Brian Karlak

If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing.

John le Carre

In politics I am growing indifferent -- I would like it, if I could now return to my planting and books at home.

Francois Arouet

In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country of the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.

Charles De Gaulle

In politics stupidity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics the middle way is none at all.

John Adams

In politics women type the letters, lick the stamps, distribute the pamphlets and get out the vote. Men get elected.

Clare Boothe Luce

In politics you must always keep running with the pack. The moment that you falter and they sense that you are injured, the rest will turn on you like wolves.

R. A. Butler

In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.

Napoleon Bonaparte

In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.

Heinrich Heine

In politics, being ridiculous is more damaging than being extreme.

Roy Hattersley

In politics, it is better never to have loved at all than to have loved and lost.

Vikrant Parsai

In politics, it seems, retreat is honorable if dictated by military considerations and shameful if even suggested for ethical reasons.

Mary McCarthy

In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing.

Mark Twain

In religion and politics, people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.

Mark Twain

In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.

John Berger

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